What’s happening in WPL in July?

Students achieving in workplace

Meet a student – Carla

Carla Arcuri is a third year student studying a Bachelor of Communication(Advertising)/Bachelor of Business(Marketing). So far Carla has completed 105 hours of placement in three different host organisations and is currently thinking about her final placement. Here’s what Carla had to say about WPL…

Did you know?

Work placement is an integral and compulsory part of the student experience in our faculty. Work placement is undertaken by students in Engineering, Justice, Psychology and Business. As relatively new degrees the numbers are expected to grow in Engineering and Justice in 2018 as their WPL programs develop. Below is a snapshot of WPL in the faculty in 2017.

Coming up – Annual WPL workshop

The first ever WPL Faculty workshop will be held August 21-23 in Bathurst for the WPL professional and academic staff. The agenda is currently being developed and it will be a fabulous opportunity to bring all the key stakeholders together to talk all things WPL. Watch this space for more next month!

Behind the scenes – WPLC

WPLC (Work Place Learning Committee) covers all three faculties and is chaired by Prof. Wendy Bowles. It is the engine room of WPL policy and strategy here at CSU. Currently our priority is reviewing and updating the existing WPL policy. It’s a pretty big job but once it’s finished and approved, it will be made available here. In the meantime you might be interested in the Terms of Reference for WPLC. These too are due for an overhaul and you can be sure to see them here when they are completed.

July staff profile – Emmett

Emmett Berry is an academic in the School of Accounting and Finance. This session Emmett is teaching:

  • ACC222 External Reporting (Bathurst internal)
  • ACC275 Professional Practice in Accounting (Online + all internal campuses)
  • ACC322 Company Accounting (Online)
  • ACC384 International Accounting Issues (Subject Convenor for our China program)

Here’s what Emmett loves about WPL:

“I really enjoy reading the Form D Business Student Review students completed after their 100 hour placement. It’s fantastic to learn of the new experiences, skills and opportunities many of our students gain as a result. It also gives us valuable feedback on what are doing well and what we can further improve each session.”